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Man convicted in jail beating death over Honey Bun

6:19 PM, Dec 13, 2007   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS- A man accused of killing his Kent County Jail cellmate because he suspected the man of stealing his snack cake has been convicted of murder. A jury found 19-year-old Benny Rochelle guilty of second-degree murder and assault in the death of 46-year-old Jose Estrada. Rochelle faces up to life in prison when sentenced Jan. 22. Prosecutors say he dragged Estrada from the top bunk of his bed after discovering his Honey Bun snack cake was missing. Estrada was sent crashing headfirst onto the concrete floor of their jail cell. He died two days after leaving jail in November 2006.

Associated Press

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